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Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark (not visible in every sheet). on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 34.5 x 24 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 13.6 x 9.4 inch.

Antique map, titled: ‘The siege of Breda ended’, it shows a plan of the situation of the combating forces at the end of the Siege of Breda (1624) during the Eighty Years’ War. It shows the fortifications around the city and the locations of various camps and villages (Made, Terheyden, Oosterhout etc.), including the camp of Spinola. This print originates from Herman Hugo’s ‘The Siege of Breda by the Armes of Phillip the Fourth.’, by Herman Hugo, published in 1627, which is the English translation of ‘Obsidis Bredana, sub Ambrosio Spinola.’ (edition in 1626 and 1629), an eye-witness account of the ten-month siege of the fortress of Breda in 1625 by Spanish forces led by Spinola.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Herman Hugo (1588-1629). He was a Jesuit priest, writer and military chaplain. His is best known for his spiritual emblem book ‘Pia Desideria’. Artist and engraver for this work unknown, to be determined. Published by Balthasar Moretus at the Plantin Press.

Condition: Good, given age. Middle fold, as issued. A printer’s crease in the middle fold. A small tear in the top margin, closed and backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. A small tear in the middle of the image, backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. Left margin cropped to the platemark, extended using contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.


(PCO) A245-21

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